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Wild Lights Sponsorship

The Louisville Zoo is excited to host its 4th annual Asian lantern festival, Wild Lights: Around the World, March 10 through May 21, 2023.

The magical festival will showcase lanterns celebrating the beauty of the world through larger-than-life pieces of art. The lanterns will feature famous landmarks and flora and fauna from North and South America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia. As guests venture around the Zoo’s pathways after-hours, they will experience hand-crafted illuminated art displays comprised of silk covered metal frames and LED lightbulbs.

Wild Lights: Around the World begins before guests even enter the Zoo! A large entrance display, viewable to the public from Trevilian Way, will greet guests as they enter the Zoo’s event path. Guests will enjoy 5 large corridor displays, 17 special feature lanterns, 7 photo opp locations, 18 interactive displays, 8 lanterns with moving parts and 10 light changing pieces. Images of each style of lantern is featured further in this booklet.

Wild Lights: Around the World will be a fully immersive cultural experience and include live performances and Asian cuisine.

After past successful shows at the Louisville Zoo and in other major U.S. markets including Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, New Orleans, and Atlanta, the Zoo’s exhibit is sure to shine even brighter this year with the new lanterns! Wild Lights is created in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, an international event design company.

SUMMARY

Audience: Wild Lights is a fun, family-friendly event with 76 larger-than-life pieces featuring over 2,000 individual glowing lanterns. Last year, 78% of festival guests were from Kentucky and the surrounding region. Guests also represented 470 ZIP codes, 49 states, Canada and Mexico.

Attendance: The Louisville Zoo is projecting 100,000 event attendees during the run of show (47 nights) with additional brand exposure to an average of 2,400 daily Zoo guests visiting during regular operating hours.

Event Dates
Thursdays – Sundays, March 10 – May 21, 2023
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Bonus: Daily viewing March 30 – April 9, 2023, during Jefferson County Public School’s Spring Break

Guest Admission Fee Structure

  March 10- 31, 2023Zoo
Members
Non-
Members
Family Four Pack$55$65
Individual Advanced Online
(ages 3+)
$17$20
Parking
(Per car; inclusive of sales tax)
$7$7
  April 1 – May 21, 2023Zoo
Members
Non-
Members
Family Four Pack$65$75
Individual Advanced Online
(ages 3+)
$19$22
Parking
(Per car; inclusive of sales tax)
$7$7

 

Levels

  • Presenting Sponsorship, $50,000
  • Supporting Sponsorship, $25,000
  • Supporting Sponsorship, $10,000
  • Supporting Sponsorship, $5,000
  • Single Light Sponsor, $2,500

Contact our Sponsorship Representative

Available Lanterns

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